Lighting Modifiers and Their Effects

So many modifiers. So many effects to explore. Learn all about lighting from a seasoned pro.

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a softbox and a snoot? Or whether to use an octabox or an umbrella? If so, this class is for you.

You’ll discover the crucial differences between a variety of lighting modifiers as Karl explains how they work, what effects they create, and when to use each one.

You’ll also cover the principles of hard and soft light and optimise your ability to control light.

In this class:

  • Lighting modifiers
  • Hard light and soft light
  • Direction of light and the impact it has
  • Size of a light source and its effect
  • How to further modify certain modifiers
  • Lens flare and how to reduce it

If you enjoy this class, to check out Precision Lighting: Modifiers and Techniques and Beauty Lighting Comparison.

Don’t forget to try our amazing Lighting Comparison Visualiser tool.

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.


  1. Hello Karl, I have a small space to work with so at the moment I need gear I can pack out of the way. I have watched you build your scrim with Lee 216 diffusion paper then I came across the Manfrotto skylite rapid midi kit (5×5) with 1.25 stops(not sure if you are familiar with this) This will be my first stab at using a scrim instead of just softbox, my question is do you know if the Manfrotto diffussion I listed is close to the Lee for spreading light? I know they are different manufacturers so any input would be much appreciated. Thank you and keep up the excellent visual training, just keep the same intro music its very soothing.

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